Style & Beauty
At the Blow-Dry Bar, It is All Style
5/12/2016 3:13:50 PM


When they were children, both AnnaBeth Scarle and Sarabeth Price, each the youngest sibling in her family, couldn't wait to get their hands on their older sisters' makeup. Twenty-some years later, these budding businesswomen have opened Blush Blow-Dry and Beauty Bar.

A blow-dry bar is a fresh take on the traditional salon experience and focuses solely on shampooing and styling. No cuts. No color. This business model hit the salon scene in larger cities eight years ago. In other salons, the hair wash is often a hurried first step. Not so at Blush. Here, the wash is a luxurious integral part of the experience and includes hot towels infused with essential oils, deep tissue massage of the scalp, face, and neck, and products that detox, hydrate, and condition hair. Blush also offers a full range of beauty services including custom make-up application, airbrush spray tans, and waxing services. The amenities extend to men, as well.

Price and Scarle have been friends since college. These sorority sisters first met on bid day on the Chi Omega lawn at LSU in 2003. "We turned to introduce ourselves to one another, and felt an immediate bond when we realized our names were so similar. And we were right! Here we are thirteen years later launching a business together,” says Scarle. "We have always had an appreciation for anything spa-like and fell in love with the blow-dry bar concept. We have visited blow dry bars from Baton Rouge to New York.”

Both women work other full time jobs – Scarle is a healthcare director in Baton Rouge and Price is a Lake Charles pharmacist -- but they always dreamed of owning their own business. They’ve employed a manager to oversee the day to day operations at Blush.

These forward-thinking entrepreneurs have designed their shop in a crisp modern white on white with a touch of black. They take appointments but walk-ins are welcome. Clients relax and enjoy a complimentary beverage while being pampered. "We hope our guests will feel like they escape a bit when they enter the salon,” says Price.

Scarle says their quality products set their brand apart. "We pride ourselves in carrying holistic and environmentally friendly products. Kevin Murphy hair products are all paraben and sulphate-free and represent an emerging and progressive movement in the industry. Our make-up line, Jane Iredale, is 100% mineral-based. Aside from its known reputation for flawless application, it also boasts the ability to improve your skin. Our airbrush tanning solution is Norvell, an industry leader in application, color, and life span. It’s also one of the safest solutions you’ll find.”

Whether for a big event, a special night out, or just a refreshing pick-me-up, Blush can have you in and out of the salon in 45 minutes, typically for under $40. Price says their fees are purposely reasonable. "We want the everyday woman to experience Blush.” For those who desire to linger at Blush or stop in regularly, they offer service packages and a variety of monthly memberships.

Price and Scarle want women to look good and feel confident. "We believe the most important form of beauty for women radiates from the inside, but we are also dedicated to helping women feel their best on the outside.”

Blush is located at 4080 Nelson Rd, Ste 300, Lake Charles 70605 and on social media: Facebooklushblowdrybar and Instagram: @blushblowdrybar.

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